Thursday, May 28, 2015

File identification tools

File identification tools. Gary . File Formats Blog.
Knowing the version and subtype of a file can be important. And knowing the subtypes can indicate whether or not a file is suitable for archiving.

In Linux or Unix the file command can be used to check the file, its identifiers, character encoding, and possibly the language of a text file.  The basic syntax is file --mime filename.

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